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Chloe has discovered how to open her dry food container

post #1 of 10
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I keep Matilda and Chloe's dry food in seperate plastic storage bins (because Matilda eats adult food and Chloe is on kitten food). The container with Matilda's food has a flip-top lid that opens on one end. The container with Chloe's food has a lid that completely comes off and then there is a hole on one side where there is a flap that lifts open. (Does that even make sense? lol).

Well, Chloe has figured out how to rip off the top of hers with her teeth. I woke up with dry food EVERYWHERE and a kitten that had no interest in eating breakfast.



Now I have to go buy a new storage bin that she can't get in to. (I don't have a closet or pantry to put them in, so they are under the built-in computer desk in our hallway).

I already knew she can rip open any bag she felt like getting into, but I thought plastic storage bins were safe.
post #2 of 10
I keep the dry food in the refrigerator, because Artemis CAN'T get that open. I just thought it was because I was too cheap to buy a good cat food tupperware; I didn't know that some cats could get into them! Wow!
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Originally Posted by Enuja View Post
I keep the dry food in the refrigerator, because Artemis CAN'T get that open. I just thought it was because I was too cheap to buy a good cat food tupperware; I didn't know that some cats could get into them! Wow!
hehe, I was shocked as well! She was found as a stray at 4 weeks and so maybe she had to learn how to rip stuff open really well? Then again, I don't think she was seperated from her mom for too long before someone found her. This girl can get into anything - she rips open treat bags, she's ripped open her dry food bag when I forgot to put it away, and I find her teeth marks on catnip bags that I accidentally leave out too.

She looks so innocent right now laying next to may laptop.
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hehe, I was shocked as well! She was found as a stray at 4 weeks and so maybe she had to learn how to rip stuff open really well? Then again, I don't think she was seperated from her mom for too long before someone found her. This girl can get into anything - she rips open treat bags, she's ripped open her dry food bag when I forgot to put it away, and I find her teeth marks on catnip bags that I accidentally leave out too.

She looks so innocent right now laying next to may laptop.

Maybe the stray thing has something to do with it. We took in Kit as a stray/feral (he was technically feral since he was never "owned" by anyone, but he was semi-socialized because he was being fed/handled by one of my clients' mothers) when he was 7 weeks, and he's ridiculous. He can open anything - containers, doors, packages, the hamster's cage (We have since taped it shut, and he hasn't figured that out yet!)
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If you find one she can't get into, let me know. Jordan used to be that way. I found what I thought was the perfect container. It had 2 slide latches one on each side. My thought, "Well these slide latches require thumbs. That should keep him out." It took him a while, but then one day I came home & found the container open. Hmmm? well I watched him. He looked at me as if to say, "Mom the top is easy watch. Simply bite here & flex the plastic. Tada, the lid pops off." So I ended up making room in a cabinet. I just gave up.
post #6 of 10
I'll consider myself lucky that my cats just chewed the bags open. Once I switched to popcorn tins, then my rolling food bin--no more problems. Way back when I was new to having my own cats, they chewed into the bag of food I bought them. My own fault.
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Luckily Blossom doesn't try to get into her food bags. But she does like to open the Weet Bix box. I had to buy a plastic container to put it in but hubby won't put it on properly. My mum's cat, when she used to live with us was always tearing the dry food bags if I didn't put them away.
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i have a screw-top food bin. it'll hold 20 lbs of kibble. i got it at PetCo.
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i have a screw-top food bin. it'll hold 20 lbs of kibble. i got it at PetCo.
I've seen those, they are nice. I don't feed that much dry food though so I'm worried it would get stale even in the bin. Mostly I just don't have room for anything large right now, I have a teeny tiny apartment.
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We put child locks on all of our cabinets specificlly for the cats, I do not have children. We come home last week, and they got the cabinet open the couple of inches that it will allow, and stretched their little paws in there, hooked the bag of dental treats I have to get at the vet (so you know they were cheap! ), and drug them in the floor and ate half of them, and decided that that was too flavorful, so they reached in and pulled out a roll of paper towels, and ate like a chunk of the paper towels. Not shredded, but ATE, my paper towels. And I mean a good chunk. Larger than a golf ball but smaller than a baseball. PAPER TOWELS! What is that!MMMM tasty!
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